Made four starts after returning from left knee surgery (torn ACL) suffered in spring training. Over his last three starts, allowed just 2ER in 22.0 IP. Dating back to 2014, has won eight of his last nine decisions (10 starts) with a 2.19 ERA (65.2IP/16ER). Finished the season with 7+IP starts in three consecutive outings, the 2nd time in his short career to do so. Has allowed just one earned run over his last 27.0 innings pitched at Rogers Centre (0.33 ERA). Became the 4th Blue Jays pitcher to win each of his first four starts of a season with an ERA under 2.00. The others are Jimmy Key in 1991 (1.86 ERA), Pat Hentgen in 1993 (1.67) and Mark Buehrle in 2014 (0.64). Became just the first modern era pitcher to win his first four starts of the season in September for a first place team. Posted a GB% of 64.1 in his four starts after a 53.8% in 2014...Only three other pitcher finished with GB% above 60% this season (Anderson-66.3%, Keuchel-61.7%, Ross-61.5%)...His GB% of 55.6% over last two seasons would rank 6th in MLB. Over his last two Septembers is 7-1 with a 2.17 ERA in nine games (eight starts). Sept 18 vs. BOS led the Jays to the 6-1 victory after tossing 7.0 IP, allowing just one run in his 1st start at Rogers Centre this year…Became the 4th TOR pitcher to win each of his first four career starts vs. BOS. Made two rehab starts, one for Lansing (A) , tossing 4.2 no-hit innings and one for Buffalo (AAA), 3IP, 8H, 4ER. In his first career start in the playoffs, allowed three runs over the first two frames before retiring 15 of the next 18 batters faced. Allowed a career-high 11 hits in game three of the ALCS vs. KC…Gave up four earned runs over 6.1 innings to earn his first career postseason win…The four earned runs given up in the start were the most he had surrendered since September 15, 2014 at BAL. Five of the nine earned runs he allowed in the playoffs came in the first two innings (7.50 ERA).
Made 20 starts in his rookie season... Joined the club on May 4 and made five appearances in relief (ML debut at PIT on May 4) before being optioned on May 18...Was recalled to make his ML debut as a starter on May 31 vs. KC and remained in the rotation for the balance of the season...As a starter went 10-6 with a 3.29 ERA... Overall, 14 of his 20 starts were quality starts which was 3rd on the club...Went at least six innings with 2 ER or less in 13 of 20 and 3 ER or less in 15 of 20...Posted a 53.8 GB%, which would have ranked him 6th in AL had he enough IP to qualify...Gave up just two home runs over his final 13 appearances (12 starts) totalling 77.1 innings... In fact allowed just 0.45 HR/9 as a starter, the best figure on the staff... Only Garrett Richards with a 0.29 HR/9 had a better number in the AL among qualifiers...Earned three consecutive victories from July 19-29, allowing just one run over 21.0 IP...Included was a one-hit, seven inning performance vs. Boston on July 24 at Rogers Centre...Lost his no-hitter when Victorino singled leading off the 7th...Matched the three straight wins from Aug. 27-Sept. 8 and also won four of his final five decisions...In his last appearance of the season on Sept. 26 vs. BAL, worked 4.0 scoreless innings in relief to record his 1st career save...It marked the 7th time (6th different player) in club history that a TOR pitcher has recorded at least 10 wins as a starter while collecting a save in the same season (last: Shaun Marcum - 2007, 11 wins/1 save), 1st time by a rookie...Is just the 5th rookie pitcher in the ML to accomplish the feat since 1990 (last: Francisco Liriano in 2006)...Picked up his 1st Major League victory on May 6 at PHI...Entered in the 9th inning of a 5-5 tie, holding the Phillies scoreless...Jays would add one in 10th for a 6-5 win...In his ML debut as a starter May 31 vs. KC picked up his 2nd career win with six innings of one-run ball (12-2 win)...Began the season in Buffalo making seven starts posting a 2-4 record with a 3.03 ERA... Walked more than one batter on just one occasion and allowed just one home run all season...Fanned 45 batters in 35.2 innings and owned a 5:1 strikeout to walk ratio... Opponents hit .239 at AAA with RH batters being limited to a .218 mark...Of his 32 hits allowed, just three went for extra bases (2-2B, HR)...Prior to his first recall tossed six no-hit innings vs. Louisville, adding 10 strikeouts...Among rookies ranked T-4th in wins (11) and 3rd in winning pct. (.647) despite ranking only T-10th in starts (20)... His .625 winning pct. as a starter is the highest in club history (Chacin (05) and Romero (09) both posted a .591 pct at 13-9)... His 11 wins as a rookie are the most by a Blue Jay since Ricky Romero won 13 in 2009 and is 5th most in team history...Became just the 9th TOR rookie to throw a ShO of at least 9.0 IP (last: Dave Bush on Oct. 1, 2004 vs. NYY-2H) vs. the Cubs on Sept. 8...Is just the 2nd TOR rookie to toss a ShO without walking a batter (Halladay-Sept. 27, 1998 vs. DET)… Is the 6th different TOR rookie to record at least two, 9.0 IP outings in the same season (1st since John Cerutti, 1986)...The others are Jerry Garvin (9x, 1977), Jim Clancy (3x, 1977), Dave Stieb (6x, 1979), Phil Huffman (2x, 1979) & John Cerutti (2x, 1986)...Was one of four rookies to throw a shutout in 2014, however was the only one to hold their opponent to three or fewer base runners...Is one of six rookies to have at least 10 wins...Was one of three Blue Jays to post 6+ strikeouts with zero walks in their 1st career MLB start, joining Jose Nunez (11K/0BB) vs. KC on 7/9/87 and Brett Cecil (6K/0BB) vs. CLE on 5/5/09.